„I’m tired of the lies and the cheating, and the broken promises that were never meant to be kept.“

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American writer 1917 - 2007
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„There's a big, wonderful world out there for you. It belongs to you. It's exciting and stimulating and rewarding. Don't cheat yourselves out of this promise.“

—  Nancy Reagan actress and first lady of the United States 1921 - 2016
Just Say No (1986), Context: And finally, to young people watching or listening, I have a very personal message for you: There's a big, wonderful world out there for you. It belongs to you. It's exciting and stimulating and rewarding. Don't cheat yourselves out of this promise. Our country needs you, but it needs you to be clear-eyed and clear-minded. I recently read one teenager's story. She's now determined to stay clean but was once strung out on several drugs. What she remembered most clearly about her recovery was that during the time she was on drugs everything appeared to her in shades of black and gray and after her treatment she was able to see colors again. So, to my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can't see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life. And when it comes to drugs and alcohol just say NO.

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„This is a decadent era. Its main characteristic is that it’s dependent on lies and cheating. Once it loses this characteristic, it can’t survive for even a day.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
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„They did not regard men as slaves to be ruled by torture, by lash and chain, nor as children to be cheated with illusions, rocked in the cradle of an idiot creed and soothed by a lullaby of lies.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
A Thanksgiving Sermon (1897), Context: I thank the great scientists—those who have reached the foundation, the bed-rock—who have built upon facts—the great scientists, in whose presence theologians look silly and feel malicious. The scientists never persecuted, never imprisoned their fellow-men. They forged no chains, built no dungeons, erected no scaffolds—tore no flesh with red hot pincers—dislocated no joints on racks—crushed no bones in iron boots—extinguished no eyes—tore out no tongues and lighted no fagots. They did not pretend to be inspired—did not claim to be prophets or saints or to have been born again. They were only intelligent and honest men. They did not appeal to force or fear. They did not regard men as slaves to be ruled by torture, by lash and chain, nor as children to be cheated with illusions, rocked in the cradle of an idiot creed and soothed by a lullaby of lies. They did not wound—they healed. They did not kill—they lengthened life. They did not enslave—they broke the chains and made men free. They sowed the seeds of knowledge, and many millions have reaped, are reaping, and will reap the harvest of joy.

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„Doubtless the pleasure is as great
Of being cheated as to cheat.“

—  Samuel Butler (poet) poet and satirist 1612 - 1680
Part II (1664), Canto III, line 1

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„He is not cheated who knows he is being cheated.“

—  Edward Coke English lawyer and judge 1552 - 1634
Institutes of the Laws of England, The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, or, A Commentary on Littleton, (London, 1628, ed. F. Hargrave and C. Butler, 19th ed., London, 1832), First Institute.

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„Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.“

—  Jackie Mason American rabbi and comedian 1931
Quoted in [Bill, Maxwell, In gloomy times, let's try to find a sense of humor, http://www.sptimes.com/2002/07/07/Columns/In_gloomy_times__let_.shtml, 2002-07-07, 2008-10-04, St. Petersburg Times]

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„He that cheats another is a knave; but he that cheats himself is a fool.“

—  Karl G. Maeser prominent Utah educator and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1828 - 1901
Sentence-Sermons from Brigham Young University Quarterly quoted in The Latter-Day Saints' Millenial Star, Vol. 70 https://books.google.com/books?id=eItJAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA452&lpg=PA452&dq=He+that+cheats+another+is+a+knave;+but+he+that+cheats+himself+is+a+fool.&source=bl&ots=WBAQiPjQX6&sig=WLEdKN2_kXPXj8jZALKCp2dguaQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjXmNeF_7HMAhUH42MKHdySDgsQ6AEILzAE#v=onepage&q=fool&f=false

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„The intention of cheating no one lays us open to being cheated ourselves.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, book Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678), L'intention de ne jamais tromper nous expose à être souvent trompés. Maxim 118.

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